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Corporate Social Responsibility

We recognise that we must integrate our core business values and operations to meet the expectations of our stakeholders. They include customers, employees, investors, suppliers, the community and the environment .

We recognise that our social, economic and environmental responsibilities to these stakeholders are integral to our business. We aim to demonstrate these responsibilities through our actions and within our corporate policies.

We take seriously all feedback that we receive from our stakeholders and, where possible, maintain open dialogue to ensure that we fulfill the requirements outlined within this policy.

We shall be open and honest in communicating our strategies, targets, performance and governance to our stakeholders in our continual commitment to sustainable development.

The main areas of focus are:

1. Education

Under the UN Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs], SDG number 4 introduces fundamental view of higher education learning that governments must undertake to ensure inclusive and equitable quality lifelong learning opportunities for all. On behalf of the Government of Kenya, HELB is well equipped to help Government achieve this goal by 2030. In addition to financing higher education, HELB supports the achievement of education for children in the areas where we operate. This may include helping to equip and rehabilitate educational institutions as well as any other activity deemed to support financing of higher education, managed funds or potential partners to come on boards

2. Environmental Management

Under the UN Sustainable Development Goals, SDG number 15 addresses the need to sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt & reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss. HELB will support efforts towards environmental stability, by engaging in conservation activities agreed upon from time to time as well as any other activity deemed to support financing of higher education, managed funds or potential partners to come on boards

3. Charity Work

In the spirit of participating in the communities we work and live in, HELB will also consider undertaking charity activities that include visiting children’s homes, visiting the terminally sick and donating products that may be deemed needed at the time of the visit as well as sponsoring and participating in any other activity deemed to support financing of higher education, managed funds or potential partners to come on boards.

2016/17 CSR activities:

Financial Year 2016/2017

HELB Visits the Kabete Juvenile Detention Centre
Kabete ApprovedHELB on Friday 25 Nov 2016 reached out to 100 pupils at the Kabete Approved School in an effort to encourage and give hope to the pupils under-going rehabilitation. The school hosted over 70 Higher Education Loans Board staff who got a chance to have a one-to-one conversation with the young boys. Each staff developed a rapport with at least a pupil during which the pupils shared their life experiences with the HELB officers.
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HELB at the 2016 Standard Chartered Marathon
StanChart PhotoHELB participated in the 2016 Standard Chartered Marathon that was held on 30th October 2016 at the Nyayo Stadium, Nairobi. The marathon, a flagship project dubbed “Seeing is believing” which is a community initiative that seeks to raise funds for child eye care in Kenya. Read more…

The most recent CSR activities:

Financial Year 2017/2018 (Quarter 1)

HELB visits Don Bosco boys town
StanChart Photo HELB attended its first CSR of the new financial year 2017/18 that was held on 29th September 2017 at the Don Bosco Boys town in Karen. The school is a technical institution started in 1985 in honor of St. John Bosco who cared and loved the poor and abandoned youth. Over the last 30 years more than 6,000 students have successfully completed their TVET education at Don Bosco Boys’ Town. Read more…

HELB at the 2017 Ndakaini half marathon
StanChart Photo The Higher Education Loans Board took part in the Ndakaini half marathon near the Ndakaini Dam on Saturday 30th September 2017 Read more…